The Long Run: Book Review & Giveaway

Yes, I have been on a reading streak in addition to my running streak. I really don't know where I am finding the time to do all I want to do on top of all I need to do but all I can say is I am blessed. There must be some other forces at play here.

Along those lines, back in mid-June I was blessed to win a copy of The Long Run by Matt Long with Charles Butler from Joanna Runs. She started something really cool that I want to continue. She read the book and then as part of keeping the house tidy (due to a move) she gave away the book. It came to me with a nice little inscription inside and I want to do the same. Give the book to one of you to read and then pass on through your own giveaway. If you don't want to be fancy or don't blog you can still find another way to pay the goodness forward, share an inspirational story, and spread blogger/runner/athlete love across the nations!

If you haven't heard about Matt Long don't worry. This book will give you a good inside look at his life story and I am so thankful he did share his tale. It is gut wrenching at times. It had me in tears. But it also had me cheering for him and crossing my fingers during huge milestones. In a nutshell, Matt was hit by a bus and had a HUGE journey to find himself, and his inner athlete, again. Any of my "bad days" pale in comparison to what this man has faced and endured. And his story is not over.

It took me months to pick up the book and start reading it. It took me days to finish his story. And you don't need to be a runner to appreciate the book. In fact, Matt Long is a triathlete. I strongly recommend you read his story and here is your chance at no cost!

The giveaway is short and sweet! Good luck!

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Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for the opportunity to read this book and pass it on to someone else.
Daily Affirmation: I will kick butt on 9/22! 


  1. I read this book. It was an amazing story. Having lived in NYC through the transit strike and remembering when this happened, it touched home. A side home, the Matt Long also lost his family home in Hurricane Sandy as well. http://katiecouric.com/2012/10/31/the-latest-on-hurricane-sandy/

    1. Thanks for sharing Jen. How tragic! That family has truly endured so much.

  2. I would love to read this! I'm currently training for my first marathon and I'd love the inspiration. Plus I love your idea of paying it forward and sharing the book!

  3. I'd love to read this book because I'm starting to incorporate longer and longer runs into my training....and could you use the inspiration!

  4. I love to read book about runners because I find the inspirational when I am training. I recently read Meb's book and really enjoyed it.

  5. I really like to read but to honest, I have gotten in a rut and don't know where to turn too on my reading. I think this book would be very beneficial to me.

  6. Anonymous1:30 AM

    I actually would like to read this. I have just started marathon training and this would help to keep my inspired. In fact Matt Long is coming to speak at a race here in Louisiana in January so this would help me get prepared. I already have my ticket to meet him.


  7. I have been looking for a new book to read about running! I loved reading Run Like a Mother and also Train Like a Mother, have you tried those?

  8. I would love to read it as he comes from the same area as me and I love a good comeback story that proves were are stronger than we think.

  9. I'd like to read it because I could use a little running inspiration. Plus, who doesn't love a good story? :)

  10. Anonymous10:04 AM

    I would like to read this book because I have not explored the (literary) side of my new sport,and I should...this looks like a good start!

  11. I would love to read the Long Run because right now I'm not running at all due to a knee injury and love to live vicariously through other people's running stories! :) Thanks for the giveaway!


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